the Crowley Law Firm can defend your interests in State and Federal proceedings. Remember, your professional reputation is at stake, and your freedom may be as well. The outcome of your case can mean the difference between being considered trustworthy, and being unemployed. The proper defense attorney to help you, as you face crime allegations, can make the difference between a dismissal of charges and a lengthy prison term. Our professional and experienced team is aggressive, and dedicated to providing you with the strongest line of legal defense possible.
Regardless of the allegations and evidence against you, you are entitled to the benefits of legal counsel.
Call 206-624-7500 or 509-469-7500 for criminal defense representation. We offer a free consultation.
A white collar crime attorney from our firm will review with you the laws and repercussions associated with any charges you may face. Call now to discuss your circumstances.
If you are the target of or have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, our defense lawyers can provide counsel for you before and during the proceeding. A grand jury is not a trial. It is a deliberative body that hears evidence presented by a prosecutor to determine whether there is probable cause to charge someone with a crime. If the jury decides there is probable cause, the jury can bring charges with a written indictment.
During a grand jury proceeding, the grand jury, prosecutor, witness under examination, court reporter and an interpreter (if one is required) are the only people allowed to be present. The grand jury doesn’t determine guilt or innocence; only whether there is probable cause that the person has committed a crime. In fact, there is no judge in the room during the proceeding.
A person subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury does not get the benefit of having a lawyer present in the room. They may request to leave the room to speak with their lawyer but their lawyer hasn’t heard any of the proceedings and their counsel is limited. That is why it is extremely important to use the time prior to the proceeding to prepare the accused or witness on what to expect.
The Crowley Law Firm can provide expert preparation and counsel for those people who could be indicted or are asked to be questioned in a grand jury proceeding. Our experience can make a huge difference and provide you with confidence during the proceedings.